Recent Trends in International Scholarships
This chapter explores the relationship between scholarship design and changing geopolitical structures across the world. International scholarships, regardless of their funding body, are being shaped and changed by myriad factors including budget constraints, commodity prices, regulatory and policy changes, political imperatives, conflict and changing power structures including gender norms. The design, apparatus and infrastructure that support and maintain international scholarships, such as geographic focus areas, or levels of study, can have a significant impact on access and equity in application processes and will impact on the outcomes the programs can achieve. Therefore, this chapter asserts that changes to design elements in response to the stressor factors outlined above will lead to changing outcomes from international scholarships.
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